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Jockey's Ridge State Park
Jockey's Ridge State Park

Jockey's Ridge State Park

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300 W. Carolista Drive Nags Head, NC 27959

Jockey's Ridge State Park

Pet Friendly
Pet Friendly
300 W. Carolista Drive Nags Head, NC 27959

About

Jockey's Ridge State Park is a North Carolina state park in Dare County, North Carolina in the United States. Located in Nags Head, NC, it covers a 426 acres, and includes the tallest active sand dune system in the eastern United States.

Jockey's Ridge State Park

The tallest living sand dune on the Atlantic coast is a premier location for kites, sightseeing and sunsets, with a view arcing from the ocean to Roanoke Sound. A visitor center with museum and 360-foot boardwalk with exhibits explain the dune’s ecology and are a gradual entry to the massive dune field. Hang gliding lessons are available through a vendor in the park. Experienced hang gliders must have a current USHPA membership and get a flying permit at the visitor center. Shoes and sun protection are recommended. By calling ahead 24-hours in advance, it’s possible for mobility-impaired visitors to schedule a ride in our all-terrain-vehicle to the top of the dunes. The soundside access of the park is a different experience offering sunbathing, wading, paddling and a one-mile nature trail that opens onto wetlands, grassy dunes and maritime thickets.
 

Park Hours:

  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

Visitors Center Hours:

  • November to February:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    9:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

Soundside access

330 W. Soundside Road
Nags Head, NC 27959

GPS: 35.9525, -75.6320

Soundside Access Hours:

  • November to February:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day

Reservations - Picnic Shelter
Find and book a picnic shelter online

Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762

 

Hours

Closed. Opens at 8:00 am
Sunday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location

300 W. Carolista Drive Nags Head, NC 27959
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Additional Locations

330 W. Soundside Road, *Soundside Access Nags Head, NC 27959
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